Here are a few genuine news bloopers gleaned from American newspapers. These were taken from an article by Richard Lederer, author of “Anguished English.”
Newspaper Blooper 1
A college friendship that began a year ago ended in matrimony yesterday.
Newspaper Blooper 2
A purple lady’s bicycle was missing from Serendipity Lane recently.
Newspaper Blooper 3
Chairman Billings asked Board members to muster support from parent-teacher groups to support the governor’s task force on driving while intoxicated.
Newspaper Blooper 4
He hasn’t even had his day in court yet, but Simon Wynne has been kicked off the ESU basketball team after being arrested and accused of driving a parked car while intoxicated.
Newspaper Blooper 5
Montreal police don’t hesitate to use whatever laws, regulations or persuasion they feel they need to control morality in the city and prevent it from getting a foothold.
Newspaper Blooper 6
On behalf of Barbara Rutledge and her family, our sincere thanks go out to those sending flowers, cards and contributing to the death of her husband.
Newspaper Blooper 7
The airplane was only a few feet from the ground when it crashed, witnesses said.
Newspaper Blooper 8
With the exception of victimless crimes (which need not concern us here), every single crime committed in this nation of ours involves a victim.